Zinc Nickel Coating
Often used by the automotive industry, zinc nickel coating is the ultimate plating in terms of corrosion resistance helping car manufacturers achieve longer warranty periods. It is now also being used for off shore safety critical work and in the aerospace industry to replace cadmium.
There are several post plating treatments available, including top coats like silicate sealants and torque control lubricants, as well as chromate passivates in trivalent black and trivalent clear.
X Ray Fluorescence test equipment is required to certify the alloy content and coating thickness of the plating. This type of non-destructive test means that the deposit thickness and alloy content can be quickly and accurately determined at a pre-agreed point on the component.
What are the benefits?
It provides an extremely high level of corrosion protection, even under high temperatures. This means it is perfect for use in the automotive industry, as its corrosion and temperature resistance make it a great choice for under bonnet applications.
The deposits are also bright, burn-free, blister free, and have brilliant adhesion characteristics. Even when it does finally start to corrode; unlike other coatings there is very little corrosion product so the component remains aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.
Also as it does not set up a galvanic cell when in contact with aluminium it is an ideal replacement for the toxic cadmium coatings used in the aerospace industry.
Who should you contact for your zinc nickel coating needs?
Birmingham-based E.C. Williams Ltd has been providing plating services to many industries since it was founded by Mr Williams in 1921.
The West Midlands company is head and shoulders above other zinc nickel plating companies, being one of the country’s leading zinc nickel barrel electroplaters (they were amongst the first in the country to offer this coating in the 1990s).
In order to fulfil the demands of the industry, E.C. Williams have invested heavily in this finish, now having one of the biggest and most advanced computer controlled barrel lines for zinc nickel electroplating.
They also specialise in zinc plated finishes and much more as well as offering a de-embrittlement service for high tensile fasteners and springs.
Top Quality Specialists
E.C. Williams Ltd – with its team of top quality specialists – really is a company you can trust. They have state of the art facilities which are able to meet the highest demands of industrial customers and their OEM clients. They offer PPAP Level 3 support for automotive applications as well as providing IMDS information.
Their pricing is consistently competitive and they pride themselves on a quick turnaround for clients who are in a hurry. For more information, just head over to their website and have a browse around.
Their trained zinc nickel electroplating technicians will happily answer any questions you may have on plating, be it zinc nickel, tin plating or any of their other electroplated finishes.
You might also like to learn more about our Zinc Electroplating Services.